Facebook Page of Syria’s Largest Telecom Company SyriaTel Allegedly Hacked, spams graphical videos

An Algerian hacker going with the handle of Virus DX has hacked the official Facebook page of Syria‘s largest telecommunication company known as SyriaTel.

After taking over the page which has 153,030 likes, the hacker changed its cover picture from SyriaTel official logo to his own cover pictures that shows Algerian flag with Anonymous group official logo saying ‘Virus DX is here’.

The hacker started posting anti- government material like images and graphical YouTube videos of last week deadly chemical attack on civilian population in Syria.

It is unclear how the hacker got access to the page and what technique was used to hack the page. At the time same time there is no statement from SyriaTel on the hack. However, the location of posting still shows that posts are being made from Damascus, Syria.

Syriatel is a privately owned telecommunications company founded in 2000. It is owned by Rami Makhlouf, a first cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. Syriatel controls 55% of the local mobile telecommunication services market and has the largest subscriber base in Syria.

At the time of publishing this article, the social media page of SyriaTel was hacked and posting graphical contents.

UPDATE: SyriaTel Facebook page has been restored where admin of the page has apologized for the inconvenience and assured that no personal details or data was leaked.


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